The Godhead Matthew 3:16-17
False Views • Jehovah Only • Jesus Only • Jesus was 1st of all creation • The Holy Spirit is just an impersonal force • Many gods – Jehovah, Allah, Buddha, Shinto, etc.
Bible View • There is a Godhead • Acts 17:29 - Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. • Romans 1:20 - For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
Bible View • There is a Godhead • Plural – • Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Bible View • There is a Godhead • Plural – • Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. • Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Bible View • There is a Godhead • Plural – Genesis 1:1, 26 • Trinity • 1 John 5:7 – Father, Word (Jesus), Spirit
Bible View • There is a Godhead • Plural – Genesis 1:1, 26 • Trinity • 1 John 5:7 – Father, Word (Jesus), Spirit • Matthew 28:19 – Father, Son, Holy Spirit
Bible View • There is a Godhead • Plural – Genesis 1:1, 26 • Trinity • 1 John 5:7 – Father, Word (Jesus), Spirit • Matthew 28:19 – Father, Son, Holy Spirit • 2 Corinthians 13:14 – Lord Jesus, God, Holy Spirit
Proving the Trinity Is God - Father John 20:17 - Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
Proving the Trinity Is God - Son Hebrews 1:8 - But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God,is forever and ever; Ascepter of righteousnessis the scepter of Your kingdom.
Proving the Trinity Is God - Holy Spirit Acts 5:3 - But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?
Proving the Trinity Is God - Holy Spirit Acts 5:4b - Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”
Proving the Trinity Father Deity Son Holy Spirit
Proving the Trinity Father John 8:18 - I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.” Is Not - Deity Son
Proving the Trinity Father John 14:26 - But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Is Not - Deity Holy Spirit
Proving the Trinity Acts 10:38 - how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Deity Son Holy Spirit Is Not -
The Trinity Father Deity Son Holy Spirit
One Simple Passage John 8:13-15 -13The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true.” 14Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going. 15You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
One Simple Passage John 8:16-19 - 16And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me. 17It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 18 Iam One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.” 19Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.”
The Trinity ISBE – There is one only and true God, but in the unity of the godhead there are three coeternal and coequal Persons, the same in substance, but distinct in subsistence. Father Deity Son Holy Spirit
Conclusion 1 John 5:6-8 - 6This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.